UPDATE: NWS finds new tornado touchdowns in Marshall, Morgan Counties
NEEL, Ala. – Teams from the National Weather Service in Huntsville have found new tornado touchdowns after surveying damage in Marshall and Morgan Counties.
Severe storms caused significant damage in the Danville/Neel area of Morgan County, and the Union Grove area of Marshall County Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
The National Weather Service says the damage in the Danville, Need and Pumpkin Center areas of Morgan County was caused by an EF-3 tornado. Max winds were estimated to be as high as 140 miles per hour. The tornado was on the ground for 6.5 miles.
Other surveys have found that damage in Cullman County was caused by a tornado. The National Weather Service says this tornado began in Winston County before tracking into Cullman County.
Tornadoes also touched down in Colbert, DeKalb, Jackson and Madison Counties during the severe weather outbreak Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. An EF-3 tornado tracked from Jackson into DeKalb County, hitting Rosalie and Ider. Three people were killed by this tornado.
Nearly two dozen tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in north Alabama during the severe weather outbreak.